Pověra mezi barokem a osvícenstvím. Zvonění na mraky jako ochranná praktika i zavrženíhodný nešvar
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Superstitions between the Baroque and Enlightenment. Tolling against the Clouds as a Protective Procedure as well as a Despicable Vice
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The essay is divided into two sections. The first section is dedicated to the general development of opinions on superstitions in the Catholic milieu of the early modern time. With reference to the contemporary religious and educational literature, the author compares the Baroque and Enlightenment approaches to superstitions, mainly those that were components of the religious life. The second part of the article is a case study dedicated to one practice customary in the Catholic milieu of the 17th and 18th century, i.e. driving storm clouds away by ringing the bells. The author explains argumentation in favour of the tolling in the Catholic Baroque milieu and rejection of this practice in the 18th century Enlightenment period.
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